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immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre  MERCEREAU dit LASAVANE

  (b. 24 January 1646 France   d. 1 March 1714 Champlain, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre MERCEREAU dit LASAVANE was born 24 January 1646 in France. Pierre MERCEREAU dit LASAVANE was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1678.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Stephanie-Henriette-Étiennette DANDONNEAU 4 September 1678 in Champlain, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 15 children. Stephanie-Henriette-Étiennette DANDONNEAU  was born 28 December 1662 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  She died 03 January 1723 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation).  She was the daughter of Pierre DANDONNEAU dit LAJEUNESSE and Marie-Françoise JOBIN dite LAJEUNESSE.

Pierre MERCEREAU dit LASAVANE died 1 March 1714 in Champlain, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Charpentier



son of Pierre Mercereau and Michelle Rabillé


Details of the family tree of Pierre appear below.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? In the French-speaking parishes of the Province of Quebec, lutins are considered as mischievous,...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • 1646 Birth
    24 January 1646
    , France
  • 1678 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre MERCEREAU dit LASAVANE and Stephanie-Henriette-Étiennette DANDONNEAU 4 September 1678, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1680 Birth of Child
    Pierre MERCEREAU was born 4 February 1680, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1681 Birth of Child
    Joseph-Louis MERCEREAU was born 7 December 1681, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1683 Birth of Child
    Jacques MERCEREAU was born 8 November 1683, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1684 Death of Child
    Joseph-Louis MERCEREAU died 4 November 1684, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1685 Birth of Child
    Charlotte MERCEREAU was born 5 December 1685, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1687 Birth of Child
    Joseph-Louis MERCEREAU dit LASAVANE was born 22 July 1687, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)


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Added: 1/13/2015 10:15:01 AM - Updated: 6/18/2015 9:02:47 AM

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